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Monday, December 5, 2016

Cruising the European Christmas Markets of the Danube River

Viennese Christmas Market European Christmas Markets Danube River

A dream we had for years was to visit some of the Christmas markets of Europe.  While cruising may not be everyone’s top travel choice, a European river cruise along the Danube River is the perfect way to see many of Europe’s Christmas markets without having to fly or drive long distances and stay at multiple hotels.  During our European Christmas market cruise with Viking River Cruises, we were able to visit the Christmas markets of Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria), and Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg (Germany).

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Must See Attractions for a California Highway 395 Road Trip

Mobias Arch Sunset California Highway 395 Road Trip Attractions

You know that saying, “it’s the journey, not the destination?”  We’re pretty happy with our destinations when we travel, but sometimes the journey there or back can be pretty awesome too.  One great journey is a road trip along California Highway 395.  U.S. Route 395 is a highway of eastern California which takes travelers to Death Valley, Bishop, and Mammoth.  In addition to these great destinations, there are a number of attractions and points of interest along California Highway 395 to add to a road trip.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Exploring the Kakheti Province of Georgia (The Country)

Alaverdi Cathedral and Snow-Capped Mountains Things to do in Kakheti Province Georgia

When we spent time in Georgia (the country), we were fortunate to be able to see many different regions of the country.  Our first trip out of Tbilisi was to Kakheti, the easternmost region of Georgia which is bordered by Russia and Azerbaijan.  The Kakheti province is probably most famous for its wine.  In addition to wine, Kakheti has churches, fortresses, and scenery. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

What to Do in Sighnaghi, Georgia (The Country)’s City of Love

Sighnaghi Streets What to do in Sighnaghi Georgia

Sighnaghi is a small town in Kakheti province, the eastern-most region of the country of Georgia.  Its population is approximately 3,000.  Sighnaghi is unique because it has fortress walls surrounding the city, which have been well-preserved.  Sighnaghi is also a Georgian town that is working to be a center of tourism and is known as Georgia’s city of love.  Here is what to do in Sighnaghi, the city of love.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Things to Do in Mammoth in Summer or Anytime With No Snow

Rainbow Falls Things to Do in Mammoth in Summer

San Diegans usually view Mammoth Lakes as a winter travel destination.  Mammoth Mountain, part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the state of California.  However, there are a number of beautiful, natural outdoor sites in Mammoth Lakes that can’t be visited during that popular time of year because they, or the roads leading to them, are covered in snow.  Summer in Mammoth Lakes is also a popular time of year for travelers, but it doesn’t feel as crowded as winter because everyone is spread out fishing, hiking, biking, and driving, rather than all being on the slopes.  For nature lovers, there are many things to do in Mammoth in summer, or any time snow isn’t covering the ground.  Also, Mammoth Lakes is incredibly dog-friendly, so all of these things to do in Mammoth Lakes are dog-friendly as well. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

A Guide to 3 Great Restaurants in El Paso Texas

Cattleman's Steakhouse Guide to Restaurants in El Paso Texas

We enjoyed a Texas weekend getaway to El Paso with the intent to find fun things to do.  While there we also found some great El Paso restaurants which fit any traveler’s food desires, whether they want to enjoy border Mexican food, Texas steak and barbeque, or a more eclectic mix of foods of the world.  Here is our guide to some of the great restaurants in El Paso, Texas.

Monday, September 26, 2016

What to Do On a Girls Weekend in Chicago

Girls' Weekend in Chicago

I live in Southern California and my best friend Debbie lives in upstate New York.  While she left San Diego over 11 years ago, we’ve managed to see each other once every few years.  This year we decided to meet somewhere that would be a fun travel destination for us both and chose Chicago for our girls’ weekend trip.  Chicago is a great destination for a weekend getaway as there are so many varied things to do and see.  Take some ideas from our girls’ weekend in Chicago to plan your perfect trip.